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    Why I Forgave $38,750 in Child Support: Revaluing Fathers This Father’s Day.

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    As we celebrate the fathers and father figures who have impacted our lives, let’s also think about championing fatherhood. Not just as a holiday to buy ties and tools, but also as an opportunity to redefine and revalue fathering as important work. Last year, I made the apparently very controversial decision to forgive $38,750 amount [...]

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    Your Rescue Guide For Black Skin During Pregnancy

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    There are several ways our bodies can surprise us during pregnancy but some of those changes are unwelcome. Here are a few tips from Dr. Susan Taylor to deal with the unwanted ones:   Problem I’ve got acne. It’s like I am a teenager all over again.   The Fix It’s those hormones. You may [...]

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    National Lung Health Week: A Mother’s Story, Her Kids’ Resilience and Ms. Patti LaBelle

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    By: Chandra Lye   Susan Lee was in her 30s when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Over 20 years later, Lee had to live through her own journey with lung cancer. Today she is an advocate for Lung Cancer survivors, serving as a spokesperson for the LUNG FORCE during National Women’s Lung Health [...]

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    Procrastinator’s Special: Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

      Don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you waited to the last minute to order your Mother’s Day gift. We’re here to help! Just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday we have a few last minute gift ideas. This is for those of you still searching for the right gift to show your [...]

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    Safe Fish for Pregnant Moms

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    During pregnancy most expecting moms are usually cautioned by their doctors and given a list of foods to steer clear of during their nine-month stretch.  At the top of the list are certain types of seafood like shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish because of the potential of high levels of mercury in it. In some cases, [...]

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Pregnancy

RX for black skin
May
25

Your Rescue Guide For Black Skin During Pregnancy

There are several ways our bodies can surprise us during pregnancy but some of those changes are unwelcome. Here are a few tips from Dr. Susan Taylor to deal with the unwanted ones:   Problem I’ve got acne. It’s like I am a teenager all over again.   The Fix It’s those hormones. You may [...]

Breastfeeding

breast-feeding
Aug
25

#BBW2015: Kimberly Goes Inside Her Story with Jacque Reid on TJMS!

Kimberly goes Inside Her Story with Jacque Reid on Tuesday on the Tom Joyner Morning discussing the 3rd Annual National Black Breastfeeding Week and the first ever national coordinated Baby “Lift Up”, which place in several cities- Including Detroit, Atlanta, Brooklyn and more- on August 29th at 3PM EST. Click here to listen.    

Babies & Toddlers

DUSAN BROWN
Mar
22

Kids We Love: Meet 14-YO Dusan Brown, Voice Actor in New Disney Junior Series, “The Lion Guard”; The Oscars, His Parents & Never Giving Up

By Briyahna Rice, Teen Talk Writer This month, Disney Junior launches its newest hit series, “The Lion Guard,”  a spin-off of the classic The Lion King that continues the epic storytelling of the movie. The show follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they [...]

Big Kid

Mathematics Awareness Month
Apr
8

Celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month With Books That Make Math Fun For The Tiniest Reader! {Giveaway}

In February, we celebrate Black History Month in dedication of the various contributions made by African Americans. Then in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month in commemoration of the contributions made by various women. Now, as we enter into April , we celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month, to help our young children develop an interest and an aptitude [...]

Tweens & Teens

Brooklyn Bat Boy
Apr
15

The Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Throughout history African Americans have made numerous contributions to society but were looked down upon simply because of the color of their skin. This bigotry would prevent them from enjoying the same activities that  others had the privilege of participating in. Among many of these activities, baseball was a favorite. And for eighty years baseball- [...]

Life & Family

motherlode-child-support-tmagArticle
Jun
17

Why I Forgave $38,750 in Child Support: Revaluing Fathers This Father’s Day.

As we celebrate the fathers and father figures who have impacted our lives, let’s also think about championing fatherhood. Not just as a holiday to buy ties and tools, but also as an opportunity to redefine and revalue fathering as important work. Last year, I made the apparently very controversial decision to forgive $38,750 amount [...]

Kimberly's Blog

motherlode-child-support-tmagArticle
Jun
17

Why I Forgave $38,750 in Child Support: Revaluing Fathers This Father’s Day.

As we celebrate the fathers and father figures who have impacted our lives, let’s also think about championing fatherhood. Not just as a holiday to buy ties and tools, but also as an opportunity to redefine and revalue fathering as important work. Last year, I made the apparently very controversial decision to forgive $38,750 amount [...]

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I love this boy!
Apr
20

Tears For My Black Boy: A Very Public Breakdown and a Message on Mothering While Black

Last week, while standing on a stage and giving a presentation at a national conference, I broke down crying. I never saw it coming. I was talking, as I often do, about the historical trauma of black women as mothers and breastfeeders–sharing how enslaved black women were forced to breastfeed the children of the white [...]

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